The Way to Dream

I struggle to fall asleep

Though it fills me with joy

In sleep, the sun

Warms my spirit, and

Trees shade my vulnerable skin

And you’re there.


Lying in a hammock, or

Walking a trail, or

Walking a city street

In my dreams, you’re there.

I can feel your warmth

If I can get to sleep

I try and try

But wait and wait

And when I stop trying

And just accept it

That I’ll get there

When it comes

Then I arrive

And we lounge in the springtime field

But I haven’t gotten there

Tonight, yet

I will soon.

See you there.